Asian Sweet & Spicy Chicken

Asian Sweet & Spicy Chicken is amazing! You simply let the chicken marinate for a couple of hours or overnight, bake and cover it with the yummy sweet & spicy sauce!

This is the kind of recipe that you experiment with to your own taste. Some people like these really spicy and some like them sweet like Teriyaki sauce.

I served it with Portuguese Rice and grilled Asparagus! It was a big hit! Try it and Enjoy!


4 pounds of chicken drumsticks and thighs or wings

1 cup of soy sauce

1/2 cup of red wine vinegar

1/4 cup of brown sugar

3 tablespoons of olive oil

6 cloves of garlic (minced)

2 tablespoons of fresh ginger (minced)

2 scallions (sliced)

1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

1 tablespoon of crushed red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon of piri piri sauce

1 tablespoon Corn starch


Place the chicken in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl mix all of the remaining ingredients except cornstarch until very well incorporated.

Pour the sauce over the chicken and let it marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Heat oven to 400. Remove the chicken from the bowl and place in a very well greased flat tray. Reserve the marinade. Cook for 1 hour turning over once.

Cook the leftover marinade in a small pan on low heat for at least 10 minutes to reduce and cook. Taste and add more soy sauce and red pepper flakes if you like it spicier.


To create thicker sauce simply add the corn starch mixed with a little water to the sauce and let it reduce and thicken. You can also make this sweeter by adding a little honey or more brown sugar. The longer it cooks, the thicker it will get.

Asparagus is easy to cook in just a few minutes right in your skillet. Just add 1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil, depending on how much asparagus you have. Add salt and pepper and cook on low – medium heat.

Cover the pan, and toss the asparagus gently as it cooks for about 5 minutes. Add a little more olive oil if needed.

Turn off the heat and leave it covered. It will continue to cook and keep warm.

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